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Riches Of The Heart

Joanna Davis

Tinkle, tinkle, all is glass!
Ruby link to emerald clasp.
Bright and shining clear and cold,
Bewitching both the young and old.

Some thought the African ‘quite deranged’
When for gold, beads he exchanged
Yet no jewelled trinket on the skin
compares to beauty from within.

Sailors crossed the ocean wide,
savage barbarism in every stride
Bible filled with king’s commands,
To steal another’s sacred lands.

Children, forced to daily toil
on hands and knees beneath the soil.
For black gold, hard as coal
They willingly sold their mortal sole.

While this world forever turns
Lessons some will never learn;
the riches that set us apart
Are deep within the human heart.

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